Johnson & Johnson

  • Cosmetics, Health, Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Praha 5
  • www.jnj.com

In Johnson & Johnson, Michal is in charge of the Biosense Webster division for the Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian markets, which focuses on the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia. He leads a team of eight people who supply catheters and a 3D mapping system to hospitals. This system is capable to identify the tissue causing cardiac arrhythmia, and the doctors are then able to remove it using a catheter. Michal likes his work since he believes he is helping people, however indirectly.

Michal is responsible for the smooth operation of the team and the sale of the current products, as well as for creating a business strategy for the new ones. The company supplies doctors with quality products and know-how. Michal’s working hours are quite flexible and include a lot of traveling.

Michal dedicates his free time to his family and sports. To get to work, he tries to ride a bike or run. There are also group sport classes available in the building, and Michal attends them often. He likes to travel in his spare time as well.

At J&J, she leads the Divestitures & Acquisitions team consisting of eight senior people who know their way around accounting and have known J&J for some time. Whenever the company decides to sell off one of its European entities, her team is asked to support the new owners, especially in the accounting area until the takeover is completed. The team makes sure the new owner receives all historical and current data of the entity. Up until this stage, every project of such type is absolutely confidential, so everybody in her team often talks in ciphers; this can be really amusing at times. Martina’s main responsibility is to make sure her team knows what the priorities for the given period are and perform the tasks accordingly.

Martina prefers to spend her free time with her family. She also needs regular workouts to keep her good mood. For this reason, she attends guided fitness classes, like bosu balance exercise or circuit trainings. In summer, she also likes to go jogging and skiing in winter, either in Czechia or abroad.

Florin joined Johnson & Johnson in May 2017. He started in the accounting department for the Romanian market and then moved on to Requisition to Pay Concierge. His task is to check the procurement requests for new goods and services submitted by his colleagues throughout the EMEA region. For example, he makes sure that the correct form is used and that the right item code is provided. He is also one of the instructors in his team, and he specializes in Salesforce. His international team includes more than 60 people working in the office and from home.

Florin comes from Romania, and he went to Prague thanks to the Erasmus student exchange program. Soon, the Czech Republic grew on him, and he started learning the Czech language and became interested in Czech history, important figures, and culture. As of now, he has been living in Prague for 4 years. He can deal with all the official business and does not plan on returning to Romania anytime soon.

Florin’s favorite benefit is the gym with a massage room. It also offers group lessons, and Florin attends Zumba, spinning, and power yoga classes. He goes to the cinema whenever he can and he likes to read. Lately, he has been captivated by Milan Kundera and books on personal development.

When Saskia joined Johnson & Johnson, she started her two-day welcome meeting where she learned everything about the company. After the first day, she knew what kind of company she works for, how it operates, what the company culture is as well as the company motto. The second day, she got to know the various company departments and the product’s journey before it reaches the end customer. Saskia was the last one to join her team. It was not ideal given her position, but the team members helped her with everything and explained the whole business inner-workings. She has developed a strong connection with them and believes they appreciate her efforts to learn everything so quickly.

Saskia spends most of her time by refining and setting up processes, reporting and building the team as well as its relationship with other teams.

Saskia prefers to spend her free time with friends. They go out for dinner or a drink and enjoy life in Prague. Since she joined Johnson & Johnson, Saskia has started to visit the gym more often. One is in her building and there is no problem to take a break and go work out during the day. She also attends tango lessons every week.

Martin joined Johnson & Johnson after returning from abroad where he had studied economics. He is a part of the Onboarding team and provides everything necessary for the arrival of a new employee. From preparing the employment contract, through the registration in the system to providing a company car. In summer of 2018, Martin joined the HR Development Leadership program. Over the next three years, he plans to try out working in various positions and use the unique opportunity to participate in various attractive projects.

Within the HR Development Leadership program, Martin works on projects which will improve and streamline the work of the entire HR Department. For example, his team has managed to tweak the recruitment process which used to be unnecessarily lengthy and clumsy. They have modified the documentation for managers who recruit the candidates and improved the communication for the newly arriving colleagues. The employees finally know exactly where to go when they arrive and who to approach if necessary. Even though these are small-scale subprojects, their outcome is very significant for HR.

When he comes home from work, Martin changes his clothes and heads straight for the garden. After a long day at work, he finds gardening as the best form of relaxation. His other passion is history. He is interested in creating family trees. Of course, he also has his own detailed family tree.

At J&J, she has the opportunity to build something entirely new since she is in her natural habitat. Petra takes on any new challenge enthusiastically, and she finds creating anything from scratch incredibly interesting as it helps her to grow. In her previous role as a Procurement Team Lead, her workload consisted mainly of planning and coordinating activities for individual team members and supervising ongoing projects. In Petra’s current position as a Continuous Improvement Architect Procurement, she is constantly in touch with her colleagues so she has to know what they need help with and what could be set up differently to increase their efficiency. She supports any good ideas. Her team is a part of a dynamic environment and it is essential to keep moving on.

Petra lives with her family relatively far from Prague, so she spends a fair amount of time commuting to work. Thanks to the supportive approach of J&J, she can work from home for part of the week and spend more valuable time with her family, which is something she truly appreciates. Petra also tries to have some time only for herself. She regularly attends yoga classes that are provided as one of many employee benefits. There, she is able to unwind, relax and energize herself. Recently, she started practicing Nordic walking, which has a similar effect on her.

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From a First-aid Kit to the Leader of the Medical Market

Johnson & Johnson was founded at the end of the 19th century by three Johnson brothers. Originally a family business with fourteen employees, established in 1886 and located in a building of an ex-wallpaper factory in New Jersey, the company had a clear vision to improve medical care on all levels, a vision that drives Johnson & Johnson forward even today, over hundred and thirty years later. Since then, the company that started with the production of surgical sutures and sterile gauzes has become the healthcare industry leader. Every day, Johnson & Johnson products affect the lives of more than one billion people around the world. The company brings the results of the latest scientific research to the patients and customers to improve their lives, one person at a time. All Johnson & Johnson employees globally are united in a common mission: To help people everywhere live longer, healthier, happier lives.

A Quality Life in the First Place

Johnson & Johnson offers a uniquely wide combination of product portfolio. For many customers, Johnson & Johnson may be best known for the consumer sector products, yet Johnson’s Baby, Neutrogena cosmetics, o.b tampons or Listerine mouth wash as well as Olynth nasal sprays or the stop-smoking Nicorette range available in the pharmacies are only a small fraction of what they bring to the customers. Janssen, the pharmaceutical sector of Johnson & Johnson, is dedicated to research and development of innovative medicines within the areas of oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases, vaccines, as well as cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The Medical Devices sector of Johnson & Johnson produces a broad range of top class products used primarily by health care professionals in the fields of orthopedics, neurovascular, surgery, infection prevention, cardiovascular disease, sports medicine, and aesthetics. Medical Devices J&J builds on the commitment to help address the world’s most pressing health care issues, and improve and save more lives.

Same at the Prague Branch as in Other Countries

Johnson & Johnson Global Services, the global shared services organization supporting the commercial businesses of Johnson & Johnson, performs selected tasks across regions and sectors using standardized end-to-end processes and state-of-the-art technology. The vision of Johnson & Johnson Global Services is “to be trusted business partners who deliver increasing value by utilizing globally standardized services that enable the power of Johnson & Johnson.” There are more than 3,000 employees in Human Resources, Finance and Procurement who work for Johnson & Johnson Global Services in key service centers located in Manila, Suzhou, Prague, Bogota, and Tampa, as well as in local country-based hubs. The one in Prague has a truly international environment, with employees of more than 40 nationalities speaking more than 33 different languages. Even though English is the main communication language in the organization, it’s great being part of such a cosmopolitan setup.

Employee Empowerment

Your future is up to you. Equipped with resources, training, and support, Johnson & Johnson gives you the skills and capabilities to grow and succeed. Johnson & Johnson employees are empowered and encouraged to choose their own career paths, and take advantage of the opportunities throughout the diverse family of companies. Along the way, Johnson & Johnson provides tools that encourage professional development, guided by a leadership team that cares about leading and developing talent. A structured leadership framework enables the company to develop the next generation of leaders for their organization. At the core is the Credo, a unique set of values that challenges Johnson & Johnson to put the needs and well-being of the people they serve first and that ensures the employees are treated with respect and dignity. They need you. Johnson & Johnson is looking for talented people who share their vision for caring for the world, one person at a time, to join their team. You can make a difference. Nothing can’t be solved when committed individuals bring together their resources and their resolve.

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